Accessibility statement for Leeds Film

This accessibility statement applies to content published on

This website is run by Leeds Film, Leeds City Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • elements of the website, including booking tickets, are only accessible via a mouse
  • some areas of the website are difficult for people with low vision / colour blindness to read
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in three working days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘Film Citywide’ page, call or email us for directions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, email

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Leeds Film, Leeds City Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance Status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below:

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Keyboard accessible
Some of our interactive forms are difficult or impossible to navigate using a keyboard. For example, the online booking process is built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website. This fails the WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 Keyboard. A new booking system which will be 2.1 compliant is due to be implemented in June 2021.

Elements must have sufficient colour contrast
Latest news / What’s on tabs (Homepage) while not active don’t contrast their background enough. This fails the WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum). We will work with our website developer to address this issue and increase the contrast appropriately.

Pause, Stop, Hide
The carousel used on the homepage and event pages have no pause functionality, this is required for users who may have cognitive disabilities. This fails success criterion 2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide. We will work with our website developer to address this issue and add in user controls.

General coding errors within the site can cause some assistive technology users problems. This fails success criterion 4.1.1 Parsing. We will work with our website developer to address this issue by running the site through a w3c validator and fixing any errors. 

Leeds Film is working towards full compliance and aims to resolve all the areas of non-compliance by September 2021.

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. If you require a PDF in a different format please email with the URL of the PDF and what format you would like the PDF in and we will try to accommodate where possible.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 27 April 2021. It was last reviewed on 27 April 2021.

This website was last tested on 7 April 2021. The test was carried out by Leeds City Council.

We tested a selection of our most popular pages, ensuring those tested reflected the variety of different page layouts used on our website. The pages we tested were: